Sierra Madre, CA. – February 17, 2015 – The annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout will be here before you know it: Friday, March 27, 2015 – Sunday, March 29, 2015. The weekend long event is held at the Sierra Madre settling basins next to Dapper Field and behind the Public Works Yard. The event is sponsored by the City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department with significant support from Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters Association, Issei Foundation, Johnny’s Sport Shop, Sierra Madre Civic Club, Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club, Sierra Madre Rotary Club, The Kensington, Berkshire Hathaway, Osti Tree Service, Izorline International Inc., Buccaneer Lounge, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3208, and Irvine Lake.
The Campout is held Friday, March 27 to Saturday, March 28 and includes a campfire, s’mores roasting, Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troop 110 wilderness demonstrations, Eaton Canyon Nature Center wilderness demonstrations, and star gazing. Participants must sign up in advance for campsites which are available on a first come, first serve basis. Campsites can accommodate six persons; the registration fee is $57.00 and includes fishing derby entry for up to 4 youths and re-entry to Saturday Family Fishing. Camping registration begins February 23rd and must be done in person at City Hall, located at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024, open Monday through Thursday 7:30am – 5:30pm.
Fishing Derby – Saturday, March 28
The fishing derby is open to youth ages 3-15 years. The event runs from 7:00am – 11:30am and costs $11 per youth. Registration is accepted the morning of the event only, and the entrance is located next to Dapper Field in Sierra Vista Park. All skill levels are welcome and experienced Fishing Guides will be on site to assist participants. The Pasadena Casting Club will also be demonstrating great fly fishing techniques. Awards in four age categories are announced at 12:00pm along with the participant raffle. The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club will provide food available for purchase. The Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighter Association is again making a large contribution to the 2015 Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout. Due to their generous support we would like to encourage participants to attend the SMVFA Pancake Breakfast on May 2, 2015 from 7AM-11AM at Memorial Park. Tickets for the pancake breakfast will be sold at the fishing derby on March 28th. Tickets are $5 and they can also be purchased at The Only Place in Town or at the Fire Station.
Family Fishing – March 28 and March 29
Family Fishing is from 12:30-4:00pm on Saturday, March 28 and from 7:00am-4:00pm on Sunday, March 29. Admission is $21 for a family of four or $11 per individual; no fishing license is required. Entrance is located next to Dapper Field in Sierra Vista Park.
For more information please contact the Community Services Department at 626.355.7135.